Return to the Wild, 6/10/2016-19/10/2016

Following a successful exhibition in 2015, five established local artists will be inviting visitors to indulge in a ‘Return to the Wild’, an uplifting showcase of their latest nature-inspired paintings, ceramics, photographs and sculptures.

Mervyn West is a photographer who creates large abstract images, mainly on canvas, that range from hairy spiders and inquisitive ostriches to a large Frenchman playing boules.

Elizabeth Wilson blends representation and personal interpretation in sea and landscapes that express the mood and feeling of a place at a particular time. Working predominantly in oils, she also paints still lives.

Toni West has produced a series of playful sculptures of dogs in bronze resin that capture their spirit, movement and energy.

Toni West dog

Drawing inspiration from her strong love of nature, ceramicist Linda Bristow creates hand-built flower sculptures using earthenware clay and decorated in coloured slips and oxides and constructs wall panels by pressing wild flowers into clay.

Trisha Hayman is a natural history watercolourist.  Her fine art paintings show off the splendour of the natural world in exquisite detail.

A real treat for nature-lovers, Return to The Wild is open daily from 10.30-4.30, and admission is free.